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The Soothing Herbs of Motherlove Nipple Cream

When you have sore, cracked nipples, you want safe and effective relief fast!Many women have found that Motherlove Nipple Cream softens and soothes painful breastfeeding nipples. Our creamy salve goes on easily and also serves as an excellent diaper balm. Motherlove Nipple Cream is made with 100% USDA certified organic, non-GMO and… Continue Reading >




Skin-To-Skin and Breastfeeding in the Operating Room After a Cesarean Birth

Think it’s not possible to experience the magic of holding your baby skin-to-skin and breastfeed in the operating room after a cesarean birth? We are happy to share that, in many cases, it is possible! Though it is not (yet) common practice, a growing number of providers are embracing skin-to-skin and breastfeeding immediately following… Continue Reading >




10 Tips for Breastfeeding on Vacation: Guest Post From The Badass Breastfeeder

It’s never a bad time to take a vacation with the kids when you are a breastfeeding mom. Your baby’s food is always fresh, nutritious and easy to transport! Breastfeeding has been a wonderful way for me to keep my children feeling safe and secure while we are off exploring new things. Children sometimes get overwhelmed and exhausted while… Continue Reading >




Get to Know Blessed Thistle

Blessed thistle can easily be recognized by its yellow or purple flowers sprouting from spiked, fine-haired leaves. Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, this herb can grow as tall as 30 cm in sunny, well-drained gardens. The plant and flowers are best harvested in the late mornings of summer months, after the dew evaporates and… Continue Reading >




10 Reasons Besides Hunger that Babies Feed | More Milk Plus

If it seems like your baby is constantly breastfeeding, it’s important to know that 1) you’re not alone; many mothers experience this, and 2) it doesn’t necessarily indicate that your baby isn’t getting enough milk in any feeding. In fact, the majority of mothers who believe they have a low milk supply are incorrectly assigning certain… Continue Reading >




Can You Breastfeed with Pierced Nipples?

Body modifications such as branding, piercing, and tattooing have been around for over 5000 years, and have experienced a resurgence in popularity over the past 20 years. Throughout history, men and women have pierced their nipples for religious or spiritual reasons, beautification, decoration, protection, and social rank or status. Since… Continue Reading >




The Magic of Skin-to-Skin on Breastfeeding

You've heard that holding your newborn skin-to-skin is good for your baby, right? Also called “kangaroo care”, skin-to-skin care was originally developed in 1978 as a desperate move to save premature babies in resource-poor hospitals that lacked enough incubators.Over the years however, research has shown that skin-to-skin care benefits… Continue Reading >




Preparing to Settle in with Baby

You’ve brought your baby home and are ready to start an exciting new chapter in your life. Of course, managing the needs of a newborn as well as your own needs and those of your family can be challenging. Two key considerations to making your first few weeks with baby manageable (with no sleep!), are:Planning ahead for your baby’s… Continue Reading >




Supporting a Positive Nursing Experience With Relaxation Tips and Herbal Breastfeeding Supplements

When breastfeeding is going well, it can be one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. When it is not, it can be extremely frustrating for mom and sometimes for baby as well. There are times when a number of factors can add up, leaving a new mother worried that her breastfeeding journey will continue to be difficult. These factors can… Continue Reading >




How Breastfeeding Colonizes the Healthy Microbiome of Your Baby

For many years we thought of our intestines – also known as our gut – as a pretty boring place. Our gut's responsibility was solely to digest food and absorb nutrients – an important but rather mundane conveyor belt of digestion.But it turns out that our gut is actually a command and control center for our immunity, representing an… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding Supports and Protects Maternal Mental Health

On the heels of Mother’s Day and in an effort to recognize the seriousness of depression during and after pregnancy, May has been declared National Maternal Depression Awareness Month.For many women and their families, pregnancy and the birth of a child are times of excitement and joy – that’s what most of us envision when someone is… Continue Reading >




Your Breast Milk and Motherlove Herbal Supplements

 Breast milk is the most complete food for babies, containing the perfect balance of nutrients that are essential for a baby’s growth and development. Many experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend that women breastfeed exclusively for six months and continue… Continue Reading >